08 December 2009

What we need is Jewish Jihad

And it's coming, rest assured of that.

A dear commenter wrote: "What we need is a project where everyone is working towards a common goal, like chesed or tefila etc.


This is what is famously known as a galut mentality. That's all we had the power or the right to do in the Diaspora, but it doesn't apply in Eretz Yisrael.

Yehoshua would not have conquered the land without force of arms. David would not have conquered the Philistines without force of arms. And Mashiach will conquer by force of arms before peace will reign across the world.

Check out this quote from Rabbi Pinchas Winston's most recent article on Chanukah:

...Sometimes, even good people have to be shown the way. For example, the Chashmonaim had to be dragged into the crisis, because they had thought, as so many of us do as well, that it was the will of God that they hunker down and, in secret, keep Torah alive. Whenever possible, they sidestepped the open crisis taking place all around them in order to deal with the concealed one, learning Torah and keeping mitzvos in secrecy, until God saw fit to remove the Greek threat.

Well, they found out the hard way, Divine Providence saw fit to do so, but not the way the Chashmonaim had assumed, or had hoped it would happen. Like Ya’akov Avinu who was yanked from his tent of study into the wild and dangerous world of Eisav, Lavan, and Shechem, the Chashmonaim were drawn out from their secret caves and forced to wage a war against an army many times the size of theirs, and far better armed. It was a war against all odds and reason.

5 comments:

  1. If there were a Jewish terrorist group they could act just like Hamas and the world couldn't possibly criticise Israel more than it is...

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  2. The idea still stands that nothing brings unity like working towards a common goal

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  3. Agreed, Lvnsm27. But we have the ultimate common goal---to return from exile, cleanse the land, establish justice, purify the Temple Mount and rebuild the Beit Hamikdash. THAT is our common goal.

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  4. true, plus I agree that we should stand up for the right thing;
    The hard part is having both the left and right working towards that goal. What might work is to somehow educate them so they understand, and then we can really all work towards that goal. Obviously, this is in the ideal stage. But where there's a will there's a way

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  5. Only the "will" must come from both sides.

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